Perfectly Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

Delightfully Soft and Slightly Crispy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Discover the joy of baking with this simple yet exquisite sugar cookie recipe. Designed to create cookies that are wonderfully soft inside with just a hint of crispiness on the edges, these cookies are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re decorating them for a holiday or enjoying them as a sweet treat, these cookies are sure to impress.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into two, wrap in plastic, and chill for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are just starting to turn golden around the edges.
  10. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your baking, and I hope these cookies turn out just as soft and delightful as you desire!

Carina De Villiers

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